The well-known repair website iFixit today shared a written teardown and video teardown of the Apple Vision Pro, offering a look inside the mixed reality headset.
iFixit’s disassembly of the Vision Pro reveals several internal components, including an array of cameras and sensors, fans, lens motors, and more. Unsurprisingly, it appears that opening and repairing the headset will be difficult.
“The EyeSight seems like a repair Achilles’ heel—so many points of failure for a slightly creepy feature,” said iFixit, in an email. “But we’ll give Apple credit where it’s due: the easily replaceable speakers and battery are big repairability wins.”
Vision Pro is powered by an M2 chip with an 8-core CPU, a 10-core GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine, and 16GB of unified memory. Other specs include up to 1TB of storage, and an all-new R1 chip that “processes input from 12 cameras, five sensors, and six microphones to ensure that content feels like it is appearing right in front of the user’s eyes.”
The publication Wallpaper* had already shared an image of the Vision Pro’s internals on Friday, as part of an exclusive Vision Pro design interview with Apple’s vice president of software design Alan Dye and vice president of hardware design Richard Howarth.
Image Credit: Wallpaper*
Howarth said Apple designed the Vision Pro with “a lot of flexible materials and soft textures” like the Solo Knit Band so that people “would not only feel physically comfortable wearing it, but also enjoy wearing it around others too.”
Vision Pro launched on Friday in the U.S., and Apple said the headset will be available in additional countries later this year.Related Roundup: Apple Vision ProTags: iFixit, TeardownBuyer’s Guide: Vision Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: Apple Vision ProThis article, “iFixit Shares Apple Vision Pro Teardown” first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Author: Joe Rossignol